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Final leg begins

Final leg begins

Saturday 14 August 2010 Port Vila (reported from Melbourne by RL) I suppose this is technically NOT an official Ships Log entry, given that I’m now back in Melbourne and no longer aboard Chimere.  My son James just called it the Lounge Log … which is more correct I suppose as I sit here in […]

That was a big one!!

That was a big one!!

Tuesday 10 August 2010 Pt Vila, Vanuatu It’s been a few days since the last Ships Log, but then not a lot has happened; at least not a lot of a Medical Sailing Ministries nature.  With this year’s mission at an end, we are just days away from the latest volunteer crew coming aboard and […]

More farewells & good-byes

More farewells & good-byes

Pt Vila, Efate Is Wednesday 4 August 2010 There is definitely an air of the mission for 2010 coming to an end with Mike and Lanie making their way to the Vila airport this afternoon and from there to Australia.  It was sad to say good-bye with both providing an invaluable contribution to the operation […]

Medical Records

Medical Records

Pt Vila, Efate Is Tuesday 3 August 2010 As Mike and Lanie prepare to fly home to Australia tomorrow we reflect on one aspect of the program … Medical Records Mike (who, by the way, is 62 today!!) takes up the story … A few posts ago, there was a comment from Mike about the […]

Back in Vila & What does MSM stand for?

Back in Vila & What does MSM stand for?

Monday 2 August 2010 Pt Vila, Efate Is After a sleep-in till 6:00am it was up-anchor and away in the morning light. Around the point from Havannah Harbour and into Port Vila. We radioed the marina, Yachting World, upon our arrival and sure enough, things were pretty busy with yachts and motor launches from all […]

Safe in Havannah Harbour

Safe in Havannah Harbour

Sunday 1 August 2010 (Havannah Harbour, Efate Is, 17 36.31S, 168 14.60E) Revolieu Bay on Epi, or “Ravioli Bay” as Lanie would sometimes mistakenly say, is the sort of place to come back to. After arriving late yesterday and enjoying a blissfully still night at anchor we were off again this morning at 5:30; little […]

The long beat south

The long beat south

Saturday 31 July 2010 Revolieu Bay, Epi 16  43.75S,  168 08.66E In talking with other yachties it’s clear, everyone loves sailing north, but no one likes sailing south.  Little wonder the northern Vanuatu islands of the Banks and Torres are so rarely visited. Boats arrive in Pt Vila, start heading north with a beautiful breeze […]

A magical day at the waterfall

A magical day at the waterfall

Friday 30 July, Waterfall Bay, Pentecost 15.47.18S  168.09.73E Our initial introduction to this waterfall was some weeks ago while travelling North! A continuous torrent of water falling some 50 metres into a plunge-pool was a great sight through the binoculars. And so it was that at 9.30am, we met our friends from the yacht ‘Bob’ […]

Nothing happened today

Nothing happened today

[A short post means more time to explore all the new images uploaded in different galleries. – admin] Thursday 29 July 2010 Waterfall Bay, Pentecost 15 47.20S, 168 09.70E It was a lazy kind of day today.  After dropping anchor late yesterday here at Waterfall Bay we followed it up today with a sleep-in, some […]

Heading South

Heading South

[Lots of new images uploaded in different galleries. Enjoy! – admin] Wednesday 28 July 2010 Waterfall Bay, Pentecost 15 47.20S,  168 09.70S After a relaxed start to the day at our last anchorage, (somewhere in the South Pacific), we finally began our journey south to Port Vila, signaling the end of this tour. We had […]